By Don Domnic
Citizens of Ihe community in Awgu LGA, Monday, appealed to the Enugu State government to commence work at the proposed University of Education, Ihe.
Our correspondent quotes Prof Uchenna Eze, education commissioner, Enugu State, as saying, “The bill for the University of Education, Ihe, bill has been passed into law by the Enugu State House of Assembly. It is a university existing in law.”
Ihe natives who spoke with Adadainfo expressed readiness to collaborate with the state government in making the proposed university come through.
According to them, the natives raised funds for the remodelling of the community’s secondary school for the take-off of the university on a temporary basis.
“The benefits of the university are numerous,” James Okpe, from Ihe, said. “It will support local entrepreneurship, training and overall development through associated facilities.”
A retired educationist, Mr Fab Aganigbo, said, “Ihe citizens overseas and their friends will be excited to undertake to raise structures for the university as the population of their people abroad is large coupled with their friends’ support.
“Our people value education so much. When the Teachers’ Training College was established, we took advantage of it and that is why many of our people are now teachers.
“A foundation laying ceremony of the proposed university will ginger our citizens into action. We trust Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as usual.”
For Mr Dan Nwankwo, an accountant, “My people will raise money to partner the state government once the work at the site starts because we have people that can build the structures needed for the take-off.”